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Fundamentals in Comedy Writing

Registration ended: 09/08/2015
Class Begins: 09/08/2015   Ends: 09/09/2015
Class Time: 6:00 pm - (PDT)
FEE: $85/$80 Registration Expired

With this 2 hour online crash course on comedy writing, you will  learn the fundamentals of writing comedy in just two hours. Through various examples from sitcoms and SNL sketches, participants will have the opportunity to discover different genres of comedy, and learn the basic scene structure and character development in a comedy script.


Basic points to be covered are as follows:

  • Introduction to different types of comedy styles - you pick your choice of style and write a short sketch;
  • Writing Sketch Comedy;
  • Character development - How to create a good comic character;
  • Generating ideas - brainstorming techniques;
  • Introduction to Clash of Context and Fish Out of Water;
  • Introduction to Inappropriate Response and Impossible Task;
  • Introducton to Political and Social Satire;
  • Introduction to Parody;

Please note that this webinar will be done through Skype.  

Tags: Feature, Short, Web Series, Play, Novel, Comedy